Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (On Demand)

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What is a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (On Demand)?

The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (On Demand) is ideal for the busy professional looking to develop their leadership skills. With no classes to attend and all of your learning materials available from day one, you'll get a taste of our MBA at a pace that works for you.
During this course, you will develop a strong understanding of the contemporary business environment, key marketing principles and strategies, and the fundamentals of business communication. This Graduate Certificate is ideal for those with work experience but no previous qualifications, or who want a taste of an MBA. Graduating from this course guarantees you entry to the Master of Business Administration (On Demand).


Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of advanced business principles and their practical use.
  • Systematically evaluate risk and determine business solutions.
  • Interpret complex issues and communicate effectively with a broader audience.
  • Master industry-standard software to analyse data for informed decision-making.
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Study mode
Online and on demand
Campus locations*
Course duration
2 trimesters full time, part time options available
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Pay less
Our Business Administration (On Demand) courses use a low-contact design, meaning you pay less for your degree.

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No classes
Study when it suits you, with no scheduled classes and all your learning materials and assessments available from day one.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Master of Business Administration (On Demand).
Accelerate your career with a global qualification. Study at a pace that suits you.
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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the essential and in-demand business skills that employers are looking for, and with experience in the many facets of business. This course will equip you to take on managerial roles in a variety of industries.

Potential career paths

  • Project Manager
    Average salary: $107,038 - $164,883
  • Policy Officer
    Average salary: $94,994 - $127,193
  • Project Developer
    Average salary: $100,198 - $188,500
  • Account Manager
    Average salary: $76,709 - $140,000
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The MBA (On Demand) is designed for ambitious, busy working professionals looking to take their career to the next level. Get started with our graduate certificate, and take advantage of our innovative delivery model that puts you in control, allowing you to learn when it suits you.
Professor Scott Richardson
Associate Dean, Business

Subjects and units

Delivered online, this course comprises 3 core and 1 elective subject, each subject requiring 10 to 15 hours of self-directed study per week. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Core
  • Electives


Complete the three core subjects listed below. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Business Environment | BMGTHD501
  • Business Communications | BMGTHD502
  • Marketing | BMKTHD600


Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank below. Choose one elective:

Elective subjects

  • Principles of Project Management | BPROHD600
  • Project Planning and Budgeting | BPROHD602
  • Employer Based Project | BMGTHD606
  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | BMGTHD607
  • Corporate Sustainability | BMGTHD613
  • Agile Project Management | BPROHD608

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.


  • Diploma of Business

    CRICOS 090282F

    5 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, 2 years part time, 2 trimesters accelerated
  • Bachelor of Business

    CRICOS 090275E

    15 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated


  • Graduate Certificate courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

      CRICOS 095349G

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    • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration On Demand
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  • Graduate Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

      CRICOS 095352A

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    • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration On Demand
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  • Master courses ( 3 options )
    • Master of Business Administration MBA

      CRICOS 095353M

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    • Master of Business Administration Advanced

      CRICOS 088149G

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    • Master of Business Administration On Demand
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International offshore


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Any Australian Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent;


Applicants without formal qualifications are eligible to apply if they have seven (7) years of relevant work experience. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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Students who do not meet the above criteria are required to:
Undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing from an Australian Government approved provider and demonstrate competency at exit level three (3) in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy.

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Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers campus-based/blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.


We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international offshore student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent;
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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